Understanding BIM to Translate into Action

Cenk Budayan, Yusuf Arayici

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The popularity of BIM has increased in the construction industry in recent years, and in most of mega-projects, BIM has been widely used due to the significant benefits of BIM implementation. Therefore, construction companies demand skills and knowledge related to BIM from newly graduated and experienced engineers. However, understanding BIM is a challenging process, and there are many important thresholds for understanding BIM since BIM does not just involve learning a new software. Therefore, this chapter describes the most important pillars, namely technology, process, and people, required to implement BIM successfully. Firstly, the most recent technologies used in BIM implementation are elaborated. Secondly, the proposed standardizations for the BIM implementation and the required environment for high levels of collaboration are elaborated. The chapter concludes with the introduction of newly emerged roles and skills with the introduction of BIM and the available education and training possibilities for learning BIM. This chapter aims to describe these important pillars and how these pillars are interrelated to implement BIM effectively.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIM Teaching and Learning Handbook
Subtitle of host publicationImplementation for Students and Educators
EditorsReza Hosseini, Farzad Khrosrowshahi, Ajibade Aibinu, Sepehr Abrishami
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780367855192
ISBN (Print)9780367427955, 9781032034720
Publication statusPublished - 10 Aug 2021


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